Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation

Men outnumber women by five times in succumbing to death from exposure to cold Reason could be higher homeless male population.

Men outnumber women by five times in succumbing to death from exposure to cold Reason could be higher homeless male population.

In the far-flung villages its getting quite cold already. Share your warmth to keep someone warm this winter. To contribute, visit www.goonj.org/odz

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India experienced 167 instances of cold waves, the highest in 13 years last year

India experienced 167 instances of cold waves, the highest in 13 years last year

India experienced 167 instances of cold waves, the highest in 13 years last year. Millions of homeless people, children and those affected by the floods this year will be facing a tough winter. Goonj urges you to do your bit to #SpreadTheWarmth this year! Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign- #OdhaDoZindagi and contribute your woolens and sarees…your giving could mean so much!

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Many people also made monetary contributions

Many people also made monetary contributions

When Dr. Pathak and 20+ volunteer at Kalyan, Navi Mumbai organized a Goonj Collection Camp during Daan Utsav, over 400 people turned up to contribute urgently needed material and money for flood-affected families!!! Neatly folded clothes, labeled boxes, new shirts and people volunteering to pack and load material into trucks..everything pointed to special efforts made by this dedicated set of volunteers to highlight mindful giving.

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Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala when our teams started working extensively with different communities to revive local livelihood, women were the first to show up.. setting up stitching and snacks units, meals shops, etc with Goonj.

Three friends – Sindhu, Santhamma, and Gitanjali were running a small catering business serving meals for marriages in Kottayam,

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Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign

Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign

With winters approaching, millions of homeless people, migrant laborers, women and people in remote hilly villages are the most vulnerable to the cold. In absence of bare minimum, winter is also going to be yet another DISASTER for millions of flood affected families.

Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign- #OdhaDoZindagi and contribute winter essentials and sarees for people who have very little to brave through harsh winters: https://goonj.org/odz/

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This year, winter is going to be much tougher

This year, winter is going to be much tougher

This year, winter is going to be much tougher – especially for millions flood-affected across India who are still recovering and many women who make do with just 1-2 Saree’s throughout the year. In absence of bare minimum, winter is going to be yet another DISASTER for many. Homeless people, migrant laborers, women and people in remote hilly villages are the most vulnerable and bear the brunt of harsh weather.

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Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

When floods wrecked Shilpa’s ( Name changed) small grocery store in Nagaral,( Bagalkot) in Karnataka, she was already battling the loss of a dear one. Goonj motivated her to set up the store again by providing basic and necessary material under our ‘Vapsi’ initiative.

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Goonj team is on the ground

Goonj team is on the ground

Severe monsoon rains recently rummaged through Bihar causing massive flooding in over 13 districts and affecting millions of families. Located near Budhi Gandhak river people of Kanjhi Tola village in West Champaran suffered badly as floods damaged their crops and land. Team Goonj mobilized and motivated people and brought together over 55 residents to build a check dam over the river.

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Many of you must have seen horrifying scenes of flooded streets of Patna in Bihar

Many of you must have seen horrifying scenes of flooded streets of Patna in Bihar

#BiharFloods: Many of you must have seen horrifying scenes of flooded streets of Patna in Bihar. Over 13 districts of Bihar have been badly affected, the death toll has gone over 100. Clogged flood water has lead to rising cases of disease as well. The disaster is Not Yet Over.

Goonj team on the ground are reaching affected families in Patna and nearby affected districts.

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Kerala Updates Panniyarkutty village

Kerala Updates Panniyarkutty village

This year again when people of Kerala faced floods due to heavy monsoon rains our Kerala teams were the ground working closely with the flood-hit. In Idukki district’s Panniyarkutty village, hit by recurrent landslides, our teams came across this house precariously covered in landslide debris. When we mobilized and motivated the locals, over 30 people worked hard for two days,

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